Pontifical Academy for Life


Scienza & Vita award to Card. Sgreccia


His Eminence Cardinal Elio Sgreccia was awarded the 1st International Award from the Associazione Scienza & Vita .

On the 21st of May, 2011, the ceremony was held in the Congress Center of the Italian Episcopal Conference in Rome and was organized on the occasion of the IX National Meeting of the local Scienza & Vita Associations.

After the initial greeting from Prof. Lucio Romano, national co-president of the Association, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, H.E. Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, presented introductory remarks in honor of His Eminence Card. Elio Sgreccia entitled: “Bioetica personalista: una intuizione carica di futuro”.

It was followed by a speech by Prof Francesco D’Agostino, honorary President of the National Bioethics Committee and Ordinary Member of the Academy, entitled: “Lay Bioethics and Catholic Bioethics: the teaching of Elio Sgreccia” and a second presentation by Prof. Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, Director of the Bioethics Institute of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome and Corresponding Member of the Academy on the theme of “Bioethics’ entry into the Italian University: the pioneering role of Elio Sgreccia”.